A Facebook post written by an angry Connecticut mom to her son’s bullies has gone viral across the Internet. MaryAnn Parisi hopes the post will generate constructive discussion on how to handle bullying.
Parisi made the post after she was notified by a teacher that her son, Michael, was being bullied by other students in his sixth-grade class. While Michael simply ignored the teasing and mean words, Parisi knew she had to act.
In the Facebook post, she explained how Michael came into the world after only six months of pregnancy, which led to developmental issues, including not being able to speak until he was three-years-old. Parisi also said that even though she adopted Michael, she loved him as though he were her biological child and described him as kind, non-judgmental and forgiving.
Parisi went on to address the bullies directly by explaining how Michael is unable to control how he chews his food and how he struggles with hand and eye coordination. She also said that kicking Michael’s chair, telling him to shut up and calling him ugly serves no purpose. She concluded by stating how much of a fighter her son is, and he deserves respect.
The post was shared over 500 times on Facebook.